At the Drive-In
Arts Eclectic: Blue Starlite
In between writing books and screenplays, Josh Frank has found time to reinvent the drive-in movie theater. After creating a makeshift drive-in as a romantic surprise for the woman who is now his wife, Frank began to wonder why the drive-in had fallen from favor and why nobody seemed to be working to bring it back. He soon decided to undertake that task himself, buying drive-in speakers on eBay and putting together a small but ever-growing drive-in experience.
Now able to accommodate 50 cars at its new home on E. 51st Street, the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In offers up plenty of fan-favorite and classic movies while also making room for small, independent movies that might not otherwise be seen in Austin. And it all comes with a level of cheerful, full-service hospitality that feels like a throwback to an earlier time in American life.
The Spring season at the Blue Starlite starts on March 8, but this month they’re offering up a special roster of romantic movies for Valentine’s, including audience favorites The Princess Bride and Pretty Woman and a few of Frank’s personal choices, such as Bride of Frankenstein and Wild at Heart.
1901 E. 51st st.
Valentine’s Week: February 8 – 15
Spring Season starts March 8